New Delhi, March 1: Injured Dwayne Bravo's replacement is here and he's a spin bowler - Devendra Baboo has been inducted into the West Indies World Cup squad and will bolster up their spin attack.
The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Devendra Bishoo as a replacement player. The confirmation was conveyed to the West Indies Cricket Board on behalf of the committee. Bravo had to drop out of the World Cup after sustaining an injury to his left knee during the Windies game against South Africa last week.
An injury-based replacement requires a written submission to the event technical committee along with an examination from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury. The replacement player is a permanent addition to the squad.
The 25-year-old Bishoo has not been capped by the West Indies. He has played 21 first-class matches and 13 domestic Twenty20 games while the Guyanese-born bowler also played for the West Indies A team last year.
Bravo is the 11th player to be replaced in the tournament after compatriots Adrian Barath and Carlton Baugh, Zimbabwe's Edward Rainsford, Tinotenda Mawoyo and Sean Ervine, Australia's Nathan Hauritz and Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar of India, England's Eoin Morgan and Sohail Tanvir of Pakistan were earlier replaced.